Ray M. Williams


Ray M. Williams, 92, lifelong resident of Clark Township, Whiteland, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Greenwood Village South.

He was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Whiteland to Harry and Stella (Speas) Williams.

He married Patricia A. (Boltz) Williams on Aug. 29, 1948, at Mount Auburn United Methodist Church in Stones Crossing; she preceded him in death Jan. 16, 2004.

He was a 1940 graduate of Clark Township schools, was a lifelong member of Community Congregational Church in Franklin where he had served as a deacon and served on the Hurricane Foundation board. He also had served as precinct committeeman for the Republican Party in Clark Township.

He retired as a journeyman machine repairman for General Motors Truck and Bus Division in Indianapolis after 35 years. He also was a longtime farmer in Clark Township.

He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran with the rank of master sergeant, serving as an aircraft mechanic in Newfoundland.

Survivors include his son, Steven B. Williams (Cindy) of Whiteland, a daughter, Cheryl E. Williams of Whiteland; a grandson, Eric S. Williams of Greenwood; and two great-granddaughters, Emily Williams and Ella Williams, both of Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Brent A. Williams, a brother, Dean Williams, and a sister, Frieda Williams.

The Rev. Dan McLaughlin will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Hurricane Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Congregational Church, 4592 Hurricane Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 738-0202.